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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Clash Over Canadian Broadband Caps

Among global nations, Canada is one of the most restrictive in terms of broadband usage caps. Recently, some major Canadian ISPs lowered their monthly caps to 25 Gb (a reduction of 90% or more for some providers), causing a stir among Canadian consumers. Since nothing gets the attention of political folks quite like angry voters, Canada's Prime Minister and Industry Minister have joined the fray, stating that Canada's regulatory agency (the CRTC) needed to rethink their approach. With the increased usage of video streaming and other bandwidth hungry applications, this clash seems like one that was destined to happen.

Will the CRTC back down? What do you think?

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